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Dragonfly Photography Tips!

I’ve learned a few things over the past four years following around those amazing and beautiful insects called dragonflies. I’m happy to share these tips with all of you.

The first thing you need to know is that dragonflies are COMPLETELY HARMLESS to humans. They don’t bite OR sting in any way. They are purely beneficial to us. They eat the nasty bugs that feed on us. RESPECT dragonflies. Do not kill them out of ignorance and fear. With that said, here are my photography tips….

I don’t use tripods or monopods. Only handheld. This will take a steady hand. I tend to set my camera for a shutter speed of 1/320-400, an f16 or so, and an 800 ISO on a sunny day. You can adjust as needed. I focus on their head when shooting. I don’t use a flash unless it’…